This information is intended primarily for those who are not intending to get married at St James' Church, but have been
told that they must have their banns read in this parish.
If you are getting married at St James' Church,
we will explain what you need to do.
The legal requirements mean that it is essential to establish
that there is no legal obstacle to your marriage.
A minister will ask on three Sundays if anyone knows of
a legal reason that would prevent your marriage.
Normally this will happen at the 10.00am service.
The three main reasons why someone could
object to your getting married are :
- You are married to someone already.
- You are under 16, or under 18 and your parents don’t want you to get married.
- You are closely related to one another.
After your banns have been read and no one has objected, you must collect a certificate. The fee for this in 2012 was £34.
You must show this certificate to the person
who is conducting your wedding.
You are not legally allowed to get married without this proof.
To arrange to have your Banns read please contact :
St James' Church Office on 703182
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